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Can lack of sleep be effecting my immune system?

I haven't been sleeping well since December 2010 and on top of that I'm ALWAYS sick now! Is there some kind of correlation between the two?

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davila26

Asked by davila26 at 11:06 PM on Jan. 16, 2011 in Health

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  • Most likely. You have to rest for your body to be at its best.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 11:08 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Yes, your immune system can be severely compromised by lack of sleep, stress, etc. Try some melatonin and see if that helps your sleep cycles get back to normal. Otherwise, see a doctor.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:09 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • YES!! The increase in stress hormones leads to inflammatory response, which lowers your immune response when you are exposed to an infection. Are you exercising at all? Exercise can really help your sleep. Also, coming up with a sleep routine, and turning off all electronics (including TV, computer and phone) at least 1 hour before bed can help.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:10 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Yes it can try taking an immune boosting vit and maybe a sleepy time tea at bed. Even just a 30 min nap mid day is helpful
    MrsHurricane

    Answer by MrsHurricane at 11:15 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Yes, yes, yes!!!! We all need enough beauty sleep :)
    surfngirl

    Answer by surfngirl at 11:18 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

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    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 11:19 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Yes it can.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 1:17 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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